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basis for our country. and that is immigration reform. by refusing to act on comprehensive immigration reform, there is great cost to the american people in job the undermining of the rule of law and destruction of the opportunities that will arise by tackling this head on. the longer bewe delay passing comprehensive immigration reform, the greater the cost of inaction in both economic, human, and security terms. every week that congress is in session for the rest of the year, i'll be here on the floor talking about the cost of naction on immigration reform. in this, there's a clear path forward a comprehensive immigration reform bill. a compromise took a little give and take from both sides. bill supported by the labor community, by the faith community, by farmers and farmworkers that passed the united states senate with more than a 2/3 majority. we've introduced a similar bill here in the house with a growing numb of bipartisan co-sponsors and are encourage the speaker and majority leader to bring this bill to a vote with we have confidence it will pass. our economy will suffer treme
an italian problem. >> definitely not. the biggest part of these immigrants - they wish to go to germany, norway, other parts of europe. at this moment there's a more flourishing economy. this is an historical situation in which people are leaving their home lands because of the change of the climate. because of wars, it's a massive activity. >> this is the center which the italian authorities built to house mying rapts on lamb -- migrants on lampedusa. it was built for 250, maximum 300. there's a lot more than that here these days. at the moment there are over 700 inside. we were not given permission to enter. >> so through the fence we spoke to mohammed from damascus. how was his sea journey from lampedusa? >> so dangerous, so crowded. the waves and the sea - it's too dangerous. >> what do you want now? what is your dream for the future? >> to complete my studies. to have respect. >> lampedusa was a sleepy place known for fishermen and sun sets. now it has a fame it never desired, as the island which people risk everything to reach. >>> one year ago today the east coast braced itself
and it is getting smaller and smaller and smaller. >> why? >> it's because of the mass immigration, the change in demography. if you take the three minorities, asians, african americans, which are 40% of the country, they vote 80% democratic and that is growing gradually and gradually and gradually. and the death of the republican party as we knew it is inevitable. >> really? >> you shouldn't have to be a white european to like the republican party. the republican party appealed to people beyond that particular demographic throughout its history. republicans today are so obsessed with their dislike of this president. dislike of obama care and offering no positive ideas at all. they are dominated by saying no to anything that the president wants to do and they are fighting among themselves. you have the so-called insurgent republicans determined to kill off all of the traditional republicans in the primaries. so, i think it's tempting for democrats to just sit back and let the destruction continue. but we need two viable parties in this country. >> and you sought this out? >> away from the
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? guest: we will continue to focus on the impacts of sequester and immigration reform being an important element of economic growth for the future. we are focusing on housing issues going forward and we have a major effort under way in governance and democracy. so a lot going on and very active organization for a young new organization. host: see all that work at ipartisanpolicy.organize [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2013] [captioning performed by national captioning institute] >> the senate debated a ban on the lgbt community in employment. we will talk to the policy director at the gay rights group and hear from the chairman of the latino coalition on immigration legislation in congress and a conversation on the role of third parties in american politics with a political science professor. watch "washington journal" at 7:00 a.m. eastern time. and today johnson and johnson greed to pay $2 billion to resolve that they approved psychiatric drugs. ey are accused of paying kickbacks to pharmacists and doctors. attorney general holder announced the decision today at the
. barack obama wants to pass immigration reform. he wants to have a strong infrastructure bill. he's offered a deal, compromise that would combine long-term corporate tax reform and infrastructure investment as a pro-growth, pro-jobs grand bargain your he has many, many priorities he wants, and none of them in our system can get through without the cooperation of the republicans in the united states congress. that is the leverage that is given the minority party in our government. that is the leverage that is given even if you control even one house. and so in 1997 when we did the balanced budget agreement and i was one of the negotiators, we just had the white house and they have both houses of congress. but, of course, we have leverage over each other. if they wanted the medicare savings they wanted, that they want to lower the capital gains, they had to get bill clinton to change his position. if we're going to get the children's health initiative, the hope scholarship, investment funding for education, we have to get their cooperation. that is the mutual leverage that leads to
, let's do a budget, a farm bill, and immigration reform. he drops the mike and leaves. changingee the tone is so much and the expectations in the house are changing, because we just got passed a major showdown in congress, so maybe people are worn down and want to get something done. host: what does it do when it comes to the topic of sequester or sequestration cuts that are supposed to affect next year? guest: that is the key of this whole deal. the house and senate spending numbers they have been working off so far are different in large part because the house, the republicans in the house are working off a number that accounts for the sequester cuts having. the democrats in the senate, not so. as a result of that, what you have is they are looking for sequester replacement. they are trying to find savings elsewhere in the budget. these savings can either be spending cuts or this sort of closing of tax loopholes, these tax expenditures, and either way you are looking for some way to bridge the gap, it is about a $90 billion gap, so it is not easy. there might be some way to find
laborers and their allies gathered sunday to call for immigration reform and to highlight the role of immigrant workers in the recovery effort after superstorm sandy, just over one year ago. the workers rallied in foley square to call for relief from deportation for workers who helped rebuild the city. a report shows 74% of construction workers who die on the job are latinos, even though census figures show latinos account for just 41% of such workers. pablo alvarado of the national day laborer organizing network said safety for relief workers is a key demand. ,> after a natural disaster workers need to be protected. fema comes in and they bring relief to homeowners and a lot of people who are affected, but people who go in, the first responders, people who go in and take out the contaminated waters, they don't even receive a glove. that needs to change. >> this is democracy now!,, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. the obama administration is rejecting calls to grant clemency to nsa leaker edward snowden just days after snowden asked for international help
with the united states for alleged misuse of business visa and they set aside $35 million for the immigration violations and the largest ever of such find and it brought long-term workers in the u.s. on short-term business visas. and this is one of africa's fastest growing economics and on going violence between the army and the rebel group is worrying foreign investors and we report from mozambique's second biggest city. >> reporter: the civil war ended in 1992. after more than 20 years of peace fighting between the government which is led by the party and the former rebel group in the province is worrying her. >> translator: our leaders must sit down and talk. i want my children to grow up in peace. >> reporter: foreign-owned companies invested billions of dollars exporting resources like gas and coal and they depend on the highways and railroad lines which run through there. >> translator: we hope this problem will be dissolved soon and they promised to do everything it can to protest investors. and i will have to sit down and talk. >> reporter: and officials say they do not want war
guess i isticularly appreciate because i am the son of immigrants. daughter,ur the son, grandchildren of immigrants. that story we know well. my parents came to this country in the early 1930's. we had very little money, knew very little english, few skills. islandme through ellis and managed to make their way to my hometown of monterey. why did he travel all of that distance leaving poverty in the area of italy they came from? why would you leave all that to come to a strange land? said to me it was because your mother and i believed we could give our children a better life. that is the american dream. but is what we want for our children and hopefully our children will want for there is. streams are just dreams. as my father used to say. unless you are willing to work for it and sacrifice, unless you are willing to take risk and willing to fight for what you believe in. those are the values that they passed on to me. they had to make their way in a strange society. my dad decided to start a restaurant in downtown monterey during the war years, tough times. my parents believe that ch
of immigrants who witnessed firsthand the bigotry that targeted italian-americans and he overcame the taunts and the stereotypes to achieve elected office and to assume the most powerful roles in the executive branch of government. in the nixon and ministration, -- in the nixon administration, he led a memorable battle for school integration. he faced down a government intent on trying to stop busing despite a unanimous supreme court decision that schools must be integrated. decision a gut level and chose to stand up for what he thought was right. in spite of the risks to his own career. that story did not end well for him. he was forced to resign. secretary panetta led the pentagon's repeal of don't ask don't tell policy, which had barred gays and lesbians from serving openly. he made history by extending military benefits to same-sex couples. one of his final acts before leaving the pentagon was to rescind the ban on women serving in combat. last vestige of rules barring servicewomen from serving in combat and it paves the way for the largest expansion of their role on the front lines. pan
discussed the state of the global economy and called on congress to pass an immigration bill, reform the tax code, and replace across-the-board spending cuts note a sequestration. this portion of the conference is 15 minutes. >> thank you for that very kind introduction. it is great to be with you this morning. i want to thank the commerce department for hosting the first select usa summit i'm here with a very simple message. we do not take investment in the united states progress ted -- for granted. it is important for our prosperity. in our increasingly global economy, the united states cannot settle for the status quo. that's why president obama made fueling america's competitiveness the cornerstone of his economic policies. our economy is the largest in the world and looking to the future, we need to make it stronger by improving worker training and education, upgrading our infrastructure, and growing our manufacturing base. the truth is, there are additional things we can add and do to make america even stronger as a magnet for investment. before talking about what make ours economy suc
and education. second, congress should finish comprehensive immigration reform and send a bill to the president for his signature. the senate has already passed bipartisan legislation and it's awaiting passage in the house of representatives. this immigration legislation would strengthen our borders, chart a path to earned citizenship and increase economic growth by more than $1 trillion. it drives growth by attracting highly skilled scientists, engineers and entrepreneurs to our country. it will bring greater investment in the united states from beyond our shores, create new job opportunities, ignite new consumer demand and spark business activity. it would do all of this while increasing payroll tax revenue that would reduce our deficit and put social security and medicare in a more stable footing. another bipartisan bill that can strengthen our economy is the farm bill. bipartisan legislation that's passed the senate is designed to protect america's farmers, ranchers and provide a safety net for america's most vulnerable children. the farm bill conferees have an opportunity to work together
judiciary committees. he chairs the immigration and border security subcommittee. congressman, great to have you with us. let's start with, if we may, obama care. this president lied. his administration lied. and persisted over a period of more than three years in maintaining the fiction that people could keep their insurance plans if they chose. your reaction? >> well, i hate it for my fellow citizens, but there were lots of voices warning that what he was saying was just not going to be a true or a lie or mendacious or whatever synonym you want to use. and that's not the only mischaracterization. your premiums are going to be higher, and your coverage is going to be worse. you would think at a certain point, politics aside, that people would get tired to by being lied to by people in positions of power whether that's the president, the head of the nas, the attorney general, but we had an election a couple years ago, and the calls in part, he perpetrated this myth, he was re-elected. >> and speaking of myths being perpetrated and this administration responding in peculiar ways, marilyn tavv
. and another $29 million to illegal immigrants. what the heck? when are we going to talk about entitlement reform? >> yes. nobody's a bear on that. >>> jonas? >> we just found out this week that dogs when they wag their tail to the right it means they are happy. the left, they're nervous. the more we learn about dogs that makes them happy, the more we'll spend on these little guys to make them happy. dcm up 20%. >> john, how can you be a bull? ramon, we love you! >>> the health care grinch about to steal christmas? it is enough to make holiday shoppers sick. the health care sticker price. after all, if you are doling out more for health care because of the new law, something tells me you do not dole out as much on those hickory farms holiday baskets i love next time you're at the mall. so stick a syringe in that tea plug. it looks like the ho-hum holiday might already be processed in. processed in. ok. >> i got it. i got it. >> this is like an introductory course. we
you were a senator. many immigrants know that the american dream is not restricted to those born in america. go to miami, chicago, san francisco, any major city in america, you will find a community that speaks your language and understand your culture and welcomes diversity and can serve as an anchor for your next venture. it is not just the big cities. you heard it from secretary pritzker and president obama. success stories. and upstate new york. singapore companies extending their supply chain to texas. german multinationals creating jobs in small towns in kentucky. in suburban south african energy firms investing in southwest louisiana . that is not in the future, that is now. there is no question that the united states is lucky to be bestto offer the world's climate today. made it clear that we are going to work at it even harder. it is about the future. we will refuse to sit still. a world is getting more competitive, but so are we. chases capital. i'm confident we will continue to get stronger and be more effective. reason why.s a big as you heard yesterday and d
of immigrants from india, homes to one day become a pediatrician. she's a pre-med major at queens college who lives at home. her tuition is $6,000 a year. which is all her family can afford. it provides large amounts of student aid so student don't have to pick up a job to pay their tuition. >> we're getting students who come from very modest means, first in the family to go to college, maybe first in this country. without us they wouldn't be able to transcend their particular situation and move up. >> reporter: college has everything to do with how families pick schools. >> from working class families. they're selecting the colleges based on affordability and geographical screens of their son or daughter commuting as opposed to living on campus. >> reporter: with tuition on the rise many families are looking at where they can get the most bang for the buck. the washington monthly has produced one of many lists that ranks many colleges just that, and queens college is number two. they looked at more than 1500 colleges. queens ranked best at getting low income students get marketable degrees a
, supporters and members against ideological and political opponents and immigrants as well. the party has try to distance itself from that kind of behavior, and show these kinds of accusations are unfunded. >> john reporting from athens. >>> talks are under way in mali trying to, but separatest soldiers have told al jazeera that they will fight on. they have tried to create an independent state in the north of the country. in the second part of our series on the security challenge facing the country, we met fighters from one of those groups. the arab groups, he's the first journalist to do so since the fighting ended. >> reporter: it is a long and bumpy ride to reach the rebels. finally here is the first sign of their existence in the area. it's like what they have vowed to pursue. they have gathered to show their might. these are the fighters of the movement, one of three groups who have been waging against the central rule. >> we've taken up arms only because of the wrong that colonialism has done to us. >> reporter: three other movements sign initial agreement lead to go a general election
that reached across the aisle and done things like go against the government shutdown, work order immigration. he has shown no political courage. i think he is frustrated with benghazi and he should be. >> that's music in your ear as if you are accepting an oscar, accepting an oscar. thank you for coming in. when we come back, if the government handed you $53 billion you would probably do what they wanted you to with that money. why one automaker is saying bailout of death. bottomless mimosas were a dream for young bankners manhattan. all that about to change as goldman sachs reconsiders what is a weekend. ♪ (train horn) vo: wherever our trains go, the economy comes to life. norfolk southern. one line, infinite possibilities. medicare part d plan did you know that if you enroll in a where walmart is a preferred pharmacy, you could save up to 80% on your co-pays over other pharmacies? this could lower your prescription co-pays to as low as a dollar so you can enjoy the things that really matter. and now that we're a preferred pharmacy for many national plans, it's never been easier to save.
working with the special immigrant visa program to try and secure the flight to safety from iraq and afghanistan for those foreign nationals who worked with americans as drivers, as interpreters, as guides. janice was an interpreter who saved the life of captain matt zoeller in a firefight. he for five years has been stuck in sort of a bureaucratic limbo as captain zoeller dedicated his time and energy to secure the release of a man he he referred to as his brother. well, it happened. despite the fact that there was a false start, where janis had been given the visa, sold his possessions, prepared his family only to have it revoked at the last minute. we think because the taliban learned of this and leaked false information that he was, in fact, a collaborator. to theis rival to safety -- arrival to safety in the united states was testimony to a little bipartisan cooperation, some people in the much maligned faceless bureaucracy who went the extra mile, who administered a couple polygraph tests to him and within three hours after the end of the government shutdown reyou shall sho
in medicare benefits to thousands of dead people and illegal immigrants from 2009 to 2011. next, $200. that's how much this guy in texas has to pay after he was arrested for keeping a library book for three years. finally, 200%. that's how much olympian ryan lochte tipped his servers at a steakhouse after dinner with his friends. >> at least he had his shirt on. >> that's good. time travel romantic comedy about time and vegas comedy, "last vegas," hits theaters today. taking on topics that have already been done. but are their all-star cast enough to get to us cough up money to see them. >> joining us is, kevin mccarthy. >> good morning. it's an honor to be here on doocy and friends. >> i made one mistake. >> brian, i preorder your book. i'm upset because i saw elisabeth already has an advance copy and she's on chapter 2 already. >> i am. i'm on chapter 3 now. >> i want to direct the movie, brian. when it comes out, that's all i'm saying. >> speaking of movies, i think looks hilarious. it's "last vegas". older guys who we've loved for years went back to vegas, baby. >> here is
of serving it. >> obviously you'll expect them to explore immigration and issues around jobs. but i also think what's going to be interesting about what fusion does is the i think that's one of the places in which they can forge a unique identity which is by making sure that they're covering these stories from the millennial point of view, using the sources millennials use to get the information, making sure they're all over social media. those are going to be ways in which they connect with this audience. >> and mark, quickly, do you think that this is going to ultimately over time be trumped as a her mill een -- a more millennial outlet, or will it keep its latino flavor? >> i think the latino flavor will be part of it because latinos are such a big part of the millennial generation. moving forward, i expect that to continue. i think you'll see latino culture become a large part of medicaleni e millennial culture as they become a growing part of the population. >> the growing part of the population is becoming a subsection of the fastest growing part of the population, correct? >> corr
the subject. now what he's going to do is he's going to emphasize the economy and immigration, maybe throw in minimum wage. but right now the last thing he wants to do is drive people to the affordable care act website because it's screwed up. >> again. saturday it was down. we're not sure how many mornings. >> it's down four hours a day now. >> for repairs intentionally which no one can get on. they need 7 million people by the march deadline to start funding it. but mitt romney, he actually had a lot to say about what the president could have done, meaning looking at massachusetts, seeing what the plan of massachusetts did. he noted that the president could have seen that people would actually be kicked off their insurance policies, that there was a lot to learn from the states having control including the biggest lesson of all, he said the president should learn to be honest. take a listen. >> obamacare barely made it through washington, as you know. there is no question in my mind that had the president been truthful and told the american people that millions would lose their insurance
look. >> trish that, the daughter of immigrants from india hopes to become a doctor. she is a premed major who lives at home. her tuition is just under $6,000 a year, which is all her family can afford. the president of queens college says it provides large amounts of student aid, so students don't to have pick up a job to pay their tuition. >> we're getting students who are from very modest means, first in their family to go to college, maybe first in this country. without us, they wouldn't be able to transcend their particular situation and move up. >> financial planner bob trait said cost has everything to do with how families pick schools. >> from working class families, selectedding the colleges based on the affordability, based on the geographical convenience of their son or daughter commuting as opposed to living on campus. >> with tuition on the rise, many families are looking at where they can get the most bang for the buck, the washington monthly has produced one of many lists that ranks colleges on just that, and queens college is number two. their to do looked at more tha
house in order, getting immigration reform done, and getting these things on trade through our congress, starting with trade promotion authority, which every president has had since 1974. but tpp, t-tip, to make sure we are at the center of this network of agreements, together with our legal system, our education system, our access to energy, could make this a platform that every country around the world wants to be in. that is a great potential for the united states economy and fridge operation and growth at home. >> thanks for these thoughts. [applause] >> we will discuss nsa surveillance programs in the us allen.oad with michael the recommendations to tighten policies on pain killers. meier.joined by barry tom bilsack is our guest on "newsmakers". the house version of the bill calls for cuts to the food stamp program over the next decade. tomh the interview with vilsack on c-span. asthis painting was painted my grandmother's portrait. bird johnsons, lady looked for portraits to rehang in the white house. she could not find my grandmother's painting was. my grandmother said it was on
. but let's be honest, this is war and immigration policy, or merely people to people exchange. so we don't have reasons for suspicion. and so in particular, because of the mutual suspicions between iran and the united states, i think any progress pers rapprochement is likely to come in a later case. i'm an optimist and i hope it can happen both of the nuclear impasse. the folks are pushing a very heavy rock up a hill. [applause] >> thank you, dr. clawson. our third speaker will be set up to, founder and president of the american iranian council. [applause] >> first, welcome and good afternoon. i want first to take this opportunity to thank you, mr. clawson and john and kayvon and the people who had done this. i'm very fortunate to have the behind these activities. i am hoping that one point they take the leadership of organizations back and i'm sure they will. [inaudible] >> you don't hear that? [inaudible] spin out okay, shout. i'm sorry. i was just saying that i'm honored to have these young people, rouhani, john and away the behind this work, these young people that hopefully in the n
. >> we're going to do gun control, immigration, climate change. >> i think you need corporate and individual. >> immigration. he's already raised -- >> he's raised the rate on individuals. do something with corporations. >> i think it would be a fantastic idea. >> of course in this country. you want lower overall -- there's no argument about that and how you get the overall rate. >> it would be fairer for smaller corporations that can't afford to have the accountants. >> you should write a column on it. what's your stupid column on today? you should write a column on it tomorrow. >> i'm preparing it now. >> jamie dimon. >> you're leading him. >> i saw the headline. >> you couldn't get this through your editor. >> i can get any -- >> no. >> not arguing for lower corporate taxes. >> that's easy. >> by the way, if you haven't figured it out already, we're joined by ben white. he is "morning money's" -- politico's -- >> he's my only ally. >> you're beltway ben. >> "morning money." you're wrong. i agree with the whole argument. i'm looking at the statistics. >> it's the overall bur
's falsified performance records, potentially, and it imagined immigration center in the uk for immigrant detainees. women have come out saying that they were sexually co-othersed. those are significant things. >> i would say they are very significant. and, yet, the obama administration, after these allegations came to light, increased the amount of federal dollars that this company could be receiving. is there any connection between the people who run the company and the obama administration? >> there is not a direct connection. but i do think that if you look at sort of their lobbying record. they have spent more than a million dollars in recent years on lobbying and political contributions. and you really see that kind of playing out. >> political contributions to the obama campaign? >> yeah, there was about $6,000 worth. >> right. so they basically made a rational economical could you legs, we're going to spend this much money lobbying to get a government contract from the obama administration and it paid off? >> yeah, and i think that's true. you look at the guy they chose to do it.
artifacts that document the arrival of millions of immigrants remain in storage. >> conrad murray is a free man as i speak. he was released from the los angeles county jail this morning after serving two years for causing michael jackson's death. the jury found dr. murray's negligence led to the singer's death from an overdose of propofol. murray's medical licenses were also suspended after his conviction, but he plans to file for reinstatement. he wants to practice medicine again. >>> and scientists are calling it the lost world in this remote mountain range in northern australia. pretty incredible discovery. take a look. three new species, sitting in isolation for million of years. a primitive looking gecko, a prehistoric reptile with huge eyes, and then there's this. you're looking at a frog with a behavior never seen before. this little guy, really, guys? somehow they know this about this frog, that he likes to make love in the rain. i'm going to take their word for it. finally, a succinct, unique because of its golden hue. and leaping great lengths from boulder to boulder. >>> he's a r
to your attention toward what happens when they put all these illegal immigrants into the system? are we going to go bankrupt? is insurance going to go sky high? these politicians -- and they are in there, and i don't understand -- do they have shares in the stock for the drug companies and the insurance companies? because somebody is making an awful lot of money on this. host: ok, roland from new hampshire this morning. that is going to do for this precipitate -- for this first segment of "washington journal" this morning. our next segment, we will be at the bureau of the "mother jones ." davidrst guest will be jones. this is a magazine spotlights. later on, we will be joined by domestic policy reporter stephanie mencimer to discuss her study and welfare benefits. we will be right back. ♪ >> john foster dulles had recently died when the super airport in chantilly virginia was being built, and president eisenhower immediately announced that the airport would be named dulles airport. for a while after kennedy took over, he did not want to named over a crusty old warrior, but the decisio
immigration reform done starting with trade promotion authority which has reminded me every president had since 1994 but also ttp and tpip to make sure that we are at the center of the network of agreements. together with our legal system and education system, our access to energy to make this really the driver of the exports, the platform that every company around the world wants to be. that to me is a great potential for the united states economy and for job creation and growth here at home. >> with that we will close down. thank you for all of these thoughts. well done. [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] we will have highlights of the conference on sunday at about 2:30 eastern. also our web site, has all of the panels covered over the last two days and you can watch of those any time. a live picture of the white house on this friday where today president obama will be meeting with the iraqi prime minister nori al maliki to discuss the framework agreement and a number of regional issues. we will bring at a summit meeting as the ocher. coming up later this mor
in an immigration charge or a deportation proceeding. somebody gets into their head the idea that you are doing something wrong, that can create a problem. government is made up of people who are fallible. individuals can abuse the power that has been given to them. that includes rogue actors. edward snowden did not do what the government expected. in los angeles there was the public disorder and intelligence division that compiled information and used it for political purposes. information that is collected for law enforcement and security purposes is often used on political groups. >> if i could provide some perspective. the fbi operates through mandates that are codified in statute laws written by our congress and signed by the president into law. that process has produced, appropriately and necessarily, oversight, not just in the executive branch of government itself. the department of justice is obviously in the fbi as well. but also with the congress and through the court system and the judicial branch. that is to make sure that they and and day out, the work we are doing -- day in and da
immigration laws. more to come from the annual conference of cbi. >> speak to you in just a bit. >>> let's just recap on some of the bank numbers we've had today. hsbc profits rose 10% in the third quarter largely in line of expectations as the bank benefitted from a cost cutting exercise. it had hurt the earnings in 2012. the u.k. based bank revealed it was cooperating with an investigation that said the probe remained at an early stage. >>> here's a look at the shares. the top performer on the ftse. 2.5% on the up side over the course of the last three days, 3.5%. james ferguson is founding partner at the macro strategy partnership and joins us in the studio. james, give us your views on how the hsbc numbers looked. >> what's interesting about hsbc, it went into the crisis with the best sort of capital buffer of any of the u.k. banks and that has really proved its salvation. it's managed to generate more and less crystal lieization. it seems weird to think when we look at the u.k. banks, which bank got hit hardest. if you look at the beginning, which would get hit the hardest in terms
joy in their everyday family life. >>> and the island that ushered millions of immigrants into the united states will finally see visitors again today. in about an hour, ellis island will be reopened after being closed for about a year due to super storm sandy. >>> the national retail federation says consumer also spend less on halloween and 18% less will make a costume instead of buying one. elisabeth hasselbeck has made a costume out of chair cushions. >> we made the cookie. just a plain cookie. >> you are looking for some last minute ideas that you can make yourself -- >> that's right. laura, lifestyle director of parents magazine is here with some adorably creative ideas and models to show them off. we have some kids here. everyone is spending a little bit less. we did 6% less on halloween this year. they're going to make their costumes. >> there is a lot of home made costumes this year. these costumes are fun to make 'cause they are as clever as they are cute. >> for example, cookie, meet cook cree. >> emma, you are a smart cookie. >> she is. >> to make her costume, y
second term, when you think of when he started out, immigration reform, gun control, obviously both of those major reforms have gone nowhere. now you've got the signature legislative accomplishment, obama care. it's too early to say that it's a failure but has been a complete fiasco so far. it's a tough time for this white house and this president. but you talk about historical perspective. i covered ronald reagan back in the 80s and i remember in 1986 he was in the depths of the iran contra scandal and there was talk of is he going to be impeached. he survived it and he got into a number of deals with gorbachov. >> how much pressure is the white house feeling from fellow democrats? >> a lot. every time they go up to capitol hill, the chief of staff has gone up there -- remember the president isn't ever going to face election again. a lot of these senate democrats, particularly those running in red states are going to be up for election next year, november, and they're going to own obama care for good or ill. if it's a great success which it doesn't look like it at the moment then t
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